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Newsom Casts Political Blame In New California Vaccine Push

The Democratic governor on Monday blamed “right wing" politicians and media for perpetuating misinformation about the shots and hindering vaccine efforts.

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As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

As coronavirus cases resurge across the country, many inoculated Americans are losing patience with vaccine holdouts who, they say, are neglecting a civic duty or clinging to conspiracy theories and misinformation even as new patients arrive in emergency

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Worried About Breakthrough COVID Cases? Here's What To Know

Fully vaccinated Olympic athletes and members of Congress have tested positive for the virus. Should you be worried? How common are breakthrough infections, and are they rising?

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Even the vaccinated must take precautions as L.A. coronavirus surge worsens, officials say

Coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County are accelerating amid a surge that has cases and hospitalizations reaching levels not seen in months.

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The Delta Variant Will Drive A Steep Rise In U.S. COVID Deaths, A New Model Shows

New estimates show the U.S. is on track to see a big rise in cases and more than triple the number of deaths by October.

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Disney Introduces A Revamped Jungle Cruise Ride Without The Racist Imagery

The ride, which previously featured racist imagery of Africans as spear-waving headhunters, has been transformed into a slapstick comedy in which the wildlife bests clueless safari-goers.

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What’s really happening in Portland, OR -- a city at a turning point dealing with its own history

Portland, Oregon has bore witness to some of the longest and most destructive demonstrations in the nation over the past year. The right-wing media would have you believe Portland is a dystopian Hell-hole overrun by anarchists, lawlessness, violence, and

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Merkel tours 'surreal' flood scene, vows aid, climate action

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel surveyed what she called a “surreal, ghostly” scene in a devastated village on Sunday, pledging quick financial aid and a redoubled political focus on curbing climate change as the death toll from floods

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Why are wrongly-convicted people still imprisoned in Missouri?

Prosecutors have called for the release of Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson, who have served a combined 70 years in prison for murders they did not commit. And yet, innocence has not earned them their freedom. So, what's going on in the state of Missour

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A Study Predicts Record Flooding In The 2030s, And It's Partly Because Of The Moon

Researchers say high tide flooding in U.S. coastal regions will become more frequent in the mid-2030s because of climate change, amplified by a routine wobble in the moon's orbit.

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Carl Sagan Predicted The Mess 2021 Would Be 25 years Ago

Astrophysicist and author Carl Sagan managed to predict a lot of the things the challenges America faces in the year 2021 all the way back in 1995 when he wa...

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LA County To Require Masks Indoors Starting Saturday Regardless Of Vaccination Status

Los Angeles County officials released a new Health Officer Order Thursday requiring masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

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California approves 1st state-funded guaranteed income plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no res

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a recall — here's what to know and why he'll likely win

Gavin Newsom is the second California governor ever to face a recall election. Experts say he'll likely win.

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'An incredible day' as Lee statue removed in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Cheers erupted Saturday as a Confederate statue that towered for nearly a century over downtown Charlottesville was carted away by truck from the Virginia city where it had become a flashpoint for racist protests and deadly v

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Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant In The U.S.

The CDC just released new estimates showing the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for 51.7% of cases in the U.S. In some parts of the country, the strain is responsible for 80% of cases.

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Spectator who caused chaotic Tour de France crash arrested

The spectator, a 30-year-old French woman, is accused of involuntarily causing injury and putting the life of others at risk.

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Derek Chauvin Is Sentenced To 22 1/2 Years For George Floyd's Murder

Prosecutors were asking for the former police officer to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term. The defense attorney called for probation and time already served.

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Newsom Misled the Public About Wildfire Prevention Efforts Ahead Of Worst Fire Season On Record

Gov. Gavin Newsom dramatically overstated the amount of fire prevention work performed on “priority projects” he touted and cut Cal Fire’s mitigation budget by $150 million last year, an investigation by CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom foun

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Derek Chauvin Will Be Sentenced Today Over George Floyd's Murder

Prosecutors have asked for the former police officer to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term. His defense attorney is calling for probation and time already served.

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General's response to Matt Gaetz leaves him shaking his head

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, says he wants to know what caused the January 6th insurrection and fired back at Rep. Matt Gaetz...

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John McAfee, Software Pioneer, Found Dead In A Spanish Prison Cell

Just hours earlier, a court in Spain had approved the extradition of McAfee to the U.S., where he was set to stand trial on federal tax-evasion charges in New York.

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'It's out of control.' Airlines, flight attendants want stiffer penalties for unruly passengers

Lawmakers and flight crews have become alarmed about a spike in disruptive and sometimes violent passengers on planes.

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Mike Lindell says he lost $7M in failed mask venture touted by Trump: "Can't give them away"

Lindell first announced the venture in the White House Rose Garden last March, alongside former President Donald Trump and several other CEOs.

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Under Trump, Juneteenth was marred by controversy — with Biden, it's a federal holiday

The contrast between former President Donald Trump's final Juneteenth in the White House and the lead-up to President Joe Biden's first is stark.

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'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Ame

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Israel set to swear in government, end Netanyahu's long rule

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. 

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Antisemitism Spikes, And Many Jews Wonder: Where Are Our Allies?

After turning out for racial justice and other movements in the U.S., they are frustrated by the response to attacks and hatred directed at Jews following the latest Mideast violence.

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A New Nevada Law Bans Racial Mascots In Schools And 'Sundown Sirens'

The measure prohibits racially discriminatory mascots, images, sounds or songs in schools. And counties can no longer sound sirens that once signified it was time for certain people to leave town.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu May Be On His Way Out. What Happens Next?

Israeli politicians from the right and left and an Arab party say they've reached an agreement to form a new government that casts out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's not yet a done deal.

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Greenwood, 1921: One of the worst race massacres in American history

In 1921, a thriving Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, burned, leaving hundreds dead.

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Inside the Battle for Jerusalem

Israel’s bombing of Gaza has killed 213 people and Hamas rockets into Israel have killed 13. The latest violence between Israel and Palestine came after week...

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Big gaps in vaccine rates across the US worry health experts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A steady crowd of people flowed into the New England Patriots' stadium for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week in Massachusetts, which is nearing its goal of vaccinating more than 4 million and plans to close

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Brooklyn Center officer faces hearing in shooting of Daunte Wright; city approves sweeping changes in policing

An ex-police officer faces a hearing in Minnesota on a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of Black man that touched off days of angry protests.

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U.S. says ready to help Israel, Palestinians if they seek a ceasefire

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The United States told the United Nations Security Council on Sunday it has made clear to Israel, the Palestinians and others that it is ready to offer support "should the parties seek a ceasefire" to end the worsening violence between

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Judge Dismisses NRA Bankruptcy Case, Heightening Risk For Dissolution Of Group

A federal judge threw out the National Rifle Association's bid to declare bankruptcy Tuesday, allowing New York to proceed in its effort to dissolve the gun rights group for alleged "fraud and abuse."

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Hamas fires rockets into Israel as tensions in Jerusalem boil over

The violence comes on Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel's capture of the city in the 1967 Six-Day War.

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Man Who Shot And Killed 3 At Kansas Jewish Centers Dies In Prison

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. founded two white supremacist militias in the 1980s and served time in prison but fell off the radar of law enforcement before his deadly antisemitic rampage in 2014.

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'Full Of Hatred And Fear': Disinformation On YouTube Divided A Dad And Daughter

Renee Ekwoge says false and misleading videos on YouTube have changed her dad. What was once a strong, loving relationship has been corrupted, she says, by conspiratorial YouTube videos.

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Cancel culture, a new wedge issue

Pillorying targets on social media serves the outrage of both the left and the right, and it's not going away. Senior contributor Ted Koppel explores what it means for our politics and our society.

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NPR turns 50

On May 3, 1971, the National Public Radio news program "All Things Considered" premiered. To mark NPR's 50th anniversary, correspondent Faith Salie interviews some of the network's leading voices, including Susan Stamberg, Audie Cornish and Eric Deggans,

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Video Leaks Of NRA's Wayne LaPierre Missing His Mark On Elephant Hunt

"I'm not sure where you're shooting," a guide tells the longtime head of the National Rifle Association. The footage had reportedly been suppressed for years.

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60 Minutes interviews the prosecutors of Derek Chauvin

Scott Pelley speaks with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and the prosecutorial team that convicted Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

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Service chiefs will weigh in on controversial plan to remove commanders’ control over sexual assault cases

The defense secretary is seeking feedback from service chiefs, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon policy experts.

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Chauvin guilty of murder: Ex-cop convicted in George Floyd death

The jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May.

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Sources: Washington County Attorney's Office expected to charge officer in Brooklyn Center shooting Wednesday

Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the Washington County Attorney's Office is planning on charging former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter on Wednesday ...

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Brooklyn Center Police Chief And Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Resign

The resignations of Kim Potter, who fired her gun at Wright, and Chief Tim Gannon come after the city council passed a resolution calling for them to be relieved of duty.

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Unless There’s a Miracle, the Ocean Beach Pier Is History

By Geoff Page After three years of trying to obtain a copy, the city finally coughed up the engineering report on the Ocean Beach Pier. As expected, the pier is in real trouble. The OCEAN BEACH FIS…

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Washington Post editor Marty Baron on our nation's "wake-up call"

The retiring leader of the Post's newsroom talks about the changing world of newspapers, the importance of a free press, and how events of the past several years have shined a light on the fragility of democratic institutions.

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VERIFY: No, the Vice President does not want to shut down the VA

The quote attributed to her in a viral post is made up and goes against the vice president’s record of assisting veterans.

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Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Adults Belong To A Religious Congregation, New Poll Shows

For the first time since Gallup began asking the question in 1937, fewer than half of U.S. adults interviewed said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque. That figure is down from 70% in 2000.

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Small but Mighty: How Three Small Cities are Saving Energy and Embraci

Leading small U.S. cities—like San Luis Obispo in California, St. Louis Park in Minnesota, and Rockville in Maryland—are showing how fellow municipalities across the country can take signi...

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California Bills Would Take Badges From Misbehaving Officers

California is one of just four states without a way to decertify police officers, alongside Hawaii, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

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WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

Peter Daszak of the investigative team sent to Wuhan says the farms were probably where the coronavirus first jumped from bats to another animal before infecting humans.

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Who Won't Get a Third Stimulus Check (Not Everyone is Eligible!) | Kiplinger

Not everyone is getting a third stimulus check. See if you're on the list of people who aren't eligible for a third-round payment.

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New $1,400 stimulus checks are on the way. Here's who qualifies for the money

As President Joe Biden has signed off on new coronavirus relief aid, $1,400 stimulus checks should start arriving soon.

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Asian Americans Experience 'Far More' Hate Incidents Than Numbers Indicate

Racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic, but a Los Angeles-based civil rights group says the actual numbers are even higher.

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DOJ Says At Least 100 More People Could Be Charged Over Capitol Attack

The Justice Department says the investigation into the Capitol insurrection will likely be one of the largest in American history.

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Wounded women veterans face higher levels of loneliness, isolation: report

Officials say the new survey from Wounded Warrior Project shows a need for more transition programs focused on women.

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Black Farmers Have Long Faced Discrimination. New Aid Aims To Right Past Wrongs

Generations of systemic discrimination have decimated the number of Black farmers in the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about new funding for debt relief.

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'Life-Changing' Stimulus Checks Begin Rolling Out

Within days of President Biden signing the stimulus bill into law, many Americans have been delighted to see bank accounts showing $1,400 deposits already pending.

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Some Faith Leaders Call Equality Act Devastating; For Others, It's God's Will

Some religious groups fear the Equality Act could undermine the freedom to exercise traditional faith beliefs. Other denominations say anti-LGBTQ discrimination cannot be tolerated.

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Iowa Reporter Found Not Guilty By Jury After Arrest At Black Lives Matter Protest

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was arrested by police as she was covering a Black Lives Matter protest. She was charged with failing to disperse and interfering with official acts.

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French teen admits she lied about teacher lesson that got him beheaded by Islamic terrorist

A French teen has admitted she lied about her teacher asking Muslim students to leave a classroom so he could show an irreverent picture of the Prophet Mohammed – a lie that led to the instructor’s beheading by an Islamic terrorist 10 days later.

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Sewage in bathtubs, more mold, stinky closet: Officers sue landlord over Monterey housing

Their daughter’s teacher reported “that there was a stench emanating from the little girl’s clothes.

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Derek Chauvin, Charged With George Floyd's Death, May Face Additional Murder Charge

The former Minneapolis police officer is to be tried on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter starting next week. A charge of third-degree murder had been dismissed earlier.

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'Not fair!': Man who put feet on Pelosi's desk has outburst at court hearing for Capitol riot

Richard Barnett told the judge that "everybody else is getting out" after it was determined he'd stay in custody until his next court date in May.

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Mask-Refusing Woman Who Tried to Shame San Diego Barista Now Suing Creator of Viral GoFundMe Page

The man who created the viral “Tips for Lenin” GoFundMe page is being sued by the San Diego woman who tried to shame the Starbucks barista online for following COVID-19 safety protocols and refusing to serve her.

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Antifa Didn't Storm The Capitol. Just Ask The Rioters.

Many charged in the Capitol riot mentioned antifa in relation to the attack, describing the anti-fascist movement as an enemy and refuting the baseless claim that Trump supporters weren't involved.

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2 popular San Diego bowling alleys closing for good

Kearny Mesa Bowl and Mira Mesa Lanes had been "surviving on vapors" this past year due to the coronavirus pandemic, only able to open for about two weeks in 2020.

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FBI Has Found No Evidence of Antifa Involvement in Capitol Attack, Says Director

In testimony, FBI Director Christopher Wray said acts of white supremacist violence have nearly tripled since 2017.

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What You Need To Know About The County’s COVID-19 Hotels

Here are five key takeaways from inewsource investigation into a San Diego County COVID-19 program.

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House passes sweeping LGBTQ rights bill

The Equality Act would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Reuters Fact Check

Fact checks from Reuters journalists on social media claims and visual material

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Dominion Voting Systems Files Defamation Lawsuit Against MyPillow, CEO Mike Lindell

Dominion is seeking damages of $1.3 billion. According to the complaint, Lindell knowingly spread disinformation that Dominion's voting systems rigged the 2020 presidential election.

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QAnon's corrosive impact on the U.S.

Tens of millions of Americans believe QAnon's core -- and false -- theory that an evil cabal of Satan-worshipping elites commits atrocities against children and controls much of the world. Where does this movement stand and who has it impacted? Lesley Sta

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Disinformation Fuels A White Evangelical Movement. It Led 1 Virginia Pastor To Quit

Some evangelical circles have incubated and spread conspiracy theories for years. It's part of a movement called Christian nationalism that researchers call a threat to American democracy.

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Ocasio-Cortez Fundraising Drive For Texas Relief Raises $4 Million

What began as a call for donations to help Texas residents hurt by the storm grew into millions of dollars that will go to several local charities. Ocasio-Cortez visited a Houston food bank Saturday.

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The Capitol Siege: The Arrested And Their Stories

More than 250 people have been charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. NPR is looking at the cases. Each provides clues to questions surrounding the attack: Who joined the mob? What did they do? And why?

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Aunt Jemima No More; Pancake Brand Renamed Pearl Milling Company

Aunt Jemima and other food brands, such as Uncle Ben's, announced a redesign following protests against systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. last summer.

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House Removes Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene From Her Committee Assignments

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy did not take the robust action Democrats and some Republicans were calling for, so the whole chamber took up a resolution on her racist and inflammatory comments.

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VERIFY: Yes, jobs lost from President Biden canceling Keystone XL Pipeline, but not as many as you think

How many jobs are being lost after the order to stop the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline? How many jobs does he plan to create with his clean energy plan?

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DC Guardsman on orders to 'do nothing' during Capitol attack

Editor's Note: This story first appeared on The War Horse, an award-winning nonprofit news organization working to educate the public on military service and veterans. Subscribe to their newsletter or support their work. JANUARY 27, 2021 | T.L.K (T.L.

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Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other companies' decision to end partnerships with MyPillow spell 'pain' for the controversial pillow brand

Companies' decisions to cut ties with MyPillow are shaping up to be a significant blow to the controversial pillow company.

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Biden inauguration leaves QAnon believers in disarray

Followers of the baseless conspiracy theory are split over failed inauguration day predictions.

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Militant Christian Nationalists Remain A Potent Force, Even After The Capitol Riot

The conviction of some Christians that God has a particular plan for America gave extra potency to efforts in support of Trump's attempts to overturn his election defeat.

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Employers are taking a hard line against workers who support pro-Trump mob attack on U.S. Capitol

Many businesses want to distance themselves from the riot — which can mean firing workers who supported Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric even if they did not directly participate in the failed insurrection.

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New York State Bar Association Considers Expelling Rudy Giuliani

The bar association said it received "hundreds of complaints in recent months" about Giuliani, ultimately deciding Monday to launch a "historic" inquiry into the president's attorney.

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People at the US Capitol riot are being identified and losing their jobs - CNN

At least three men have lost their jobs as a result of their involvement in the unrest at the US Capitol Wednesday.

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First Inventory of Damage to U.S. Capitol Building Released

The damage was largely limited to broken glass, busted doors and graffiti, the report said.

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Amazon is removing Parler from its web hosting service, meaning the platform will go offline Sunday if it can't find another host

Amazon's decision came amid calls for the company to stop providing services to Parler, after people used the site to plan the deadly Capitol riots.

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Californians shouldn't travel more than 120 miles from home, state says

Under updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health, travelers from other states or countries are also "strongly discouraged" from coming to California.

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Where Was Security When A Pro-Trump Mob Stormed The Capitol?

Armed with pro-Trump banners, the rioters far outnumbered and swiftly overwhelmed the Capitol Police as they charged up the steps, smashed windows, broke into the Senate chamber and occupied offices.

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Trump loyalists push evidence-free claims that antifa activists fueled mob

The claims are typical of many that arise during major news events and particularly violent acts; fringe communities often label them "false flag" attacks.

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Pro-Trump protesters storm the US Capitol building - in pictures

US lawmakers and staff are seen wearing protective gas masks as police draw guns on protesters.

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U.S. Capitol In Chaos As Trump Supporters Breach Building

The Capitol was engulfed in chaos, as supporters of President Trump, responding to his call to head there, breached the complex, resulting in violence in the seat of America's federal government.

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D.C. Police make several arrests ahead of major pro-Trump election protest

Protesters remained out in the street well into the night, with videos on social media showing some clashing with police.

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Former SEAL Team 6 member to plead guilty in Green Beret's death

Member of SEAL Team 6 to plead guilty in 2017 death of Army Green Beret.

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Fighting back against internet lies

Scott Pelley reports on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which protects internet platforms from liability for what users post on their sites, Sunday on 60 Minutes.

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Jonathan Pollard, Spy for Israel, Gets Hero’s Welcome From Netanyahu: ‘You’re Home’

Mr. Pollard, who gave a range of classified documents to Israel starting in 1984, recently completed his parole. His case was a longstanding irritant to American-Israeli ties.

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Louisville Police To Fire Two More Officers Involved In Death Of Breonna Taylor

One officer wasn't at the raid but applied for the search warrant with misleading information. The move comes months after the department fired another detective.

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Columbus, Ohio, Officer Who Shot And Killed Andre Hill Is Fired

"This is what accountability looks like," Police Chief Tom Quinlan said Monday. "Mr. [Adam] Coy will now have to answer to the state investigators for the death of Andre Hill."

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'Toxic Individualism': Pandemic Politics Driving Health Care Workers From Small Towns

A wave of departing medical professionals in rural areas threatens to leave gaping holes in these health care systems and local economies, triggering a death spiral that may be hard to stop.

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US Surpasses 19 Million COVID-19 Cases Amid Fears Of Holiday Surge | Sunday TODAY

The United States has surpassed 19 million cases of the coronavirus, adding more than a million infections in less than a week. This comes amid fears of anot...

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Stay-At-Home Order Update San Diego County

Grim coronavirus numbers in San Diego County match equally bad, if not worse, numbers across the state. NBC 7’s Alexis Rivas takes a look at where we stand now and how we can get out.

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'It's So Much Worse Than Before.' Dread And Despair Haunt Nurses Inside LA's ICUs

As hospitals struggle with the patient surge in Los Angeles County, their ICU nurses are overwhelmed by the physical demands and emotional toll of caring for the most seriously ill COVID-19 patients.

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California Health System Buckling Under COVID-19 Pandemic

California’s health care system is buckling under the strain of the nation’s largest coronavirus outbreak and authorities say it may fracture in weeks if people ignore holiday social distancing.

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Metro teen jailed for breaking COVID-19 quarantine in Cayman Islands is ‘scared to death,’ mom says

The mother of a metro Atlanta teen arrested and sentenced to prison for violating the Cayman Islands quarantine rules said her daughter is scared to death in prison.

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Column: A cancer patient needed critical care. Because of the COVID-19 surge, she died without it

Kim Folsom was a former nurse with a radiant smile and matronly toughness. When she needed to be transferred to a larger hospital, none had space because of the COVID-19 surge.

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California Hospitals Discuss Rationing Care As Virus Surges

California’s overwhelmed hospitals are setting up makeshift extra beds for coronavirus patients, and a handful of facilities in hard-hit Los Angeles County are drawing up emergency plans in case they have to limit how many people receive life-saving car

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Why Native Americans are celebrating Rep. Haaland’s nomination

President-elect Joe Biden is nominating Representative Deb Haaland to lead the Department of Interior. If confirmed, she would become the first Native American to lead the agency, which is responsible for public lands, including land taken from Indigenous

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'Disturbing' Hitler Video Circulated Among San Diego Police Prompts Investigation

An internal investigation was underway Friday into the creation and circulation among San Diego Police Department employees of a video featuring images of Adolf Hitler and a commentary that "negatively portrays the community and department leadership" and

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A Rural School Under Pressure To Stay Open: 'People Are Just ... Rough And Tough'

Despite alarming rises in COVID-19 cases and deaths in rural America, some schools are under pressure to stay open for in-person learning while resisting requiring masks and other measures.

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Woman whose home Chicago police wrongfully raided says she feared for her life, relates to Breonna Taylor

A woman whose home was wrongfully raided by Chicago police last year said she feared for her life during the incident.

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Vaccinated Teachers Won’t Mean Automatic School Reopenings In San Diego County

Teachers are currently expected to be vaccinated behind frontline healthcare workers and nursing home residents.

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Atlantic City to auction off demolition of former Trump casino

Atlantic City hopes to raise a million dollars from someone keen to send off the hotel with a bang.

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Cop Resigns After Carving Swastika Into Fellow Officer's Vehicle

Officer Timothy Tufts had joined the police department of Marblehead, Massachusetts, four years ago.

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Extra body bags, refrigeration trucks: Valley agencies are preparing for the rising COVID-19 death toll

Central Valley agencies are preparing for an influx of COVID-19 deaths as California activates the Mass Fatality Program.

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Ex-Houston Police Officer Charged In Attack Over Bogus Election Fraud Plot

Former police captain Mark Anthony Aguirre was paid $266,400 by the right-wing Liberty Center for God and Country to investigate an alleged ballot fraud scheme in Harris County, Texas.

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Fauci Predicts U.S. Could See Signs Of Herd Immunity By Late March Or Early April

Dr. Fauci said once the vaccine becomes widely available, if by "April, May, June, July, we get as many people vaccinated as possible, we could really turn this thing around" by the end of 2021.

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What We Know About Russia's Latest Alleged Hack Of The U.S. Government

The list of affected agencies is growing by the day. The full extent of the damage is still not clear, and U.S. authorities have provided few details.

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Electoral College Affirms Biden Victory As Trump Continues Baseless Challenges

Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden hope the milestone will end President Trump's false allegations of widespread fraud and unsuccessful attempts to overturn the results — but that is unlikely.

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Idaho Anne Frank Memorial Defaced With Nazi Propaganda

Nine stickers with swastikas were placed on the memorial in downtown Boise sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. One of the stickers read, "We are everywhere."

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Column: The Kyle Rittenhouse case is about vigilante justice. Let’s hope it doesn’t prevail.

It's the job of police, not self-appointed civilian overseers, to restore peace, Dahleen Glanton writes.

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Immigration officials restore DACA and start accepting first-time applications following court order

The unlikely survival of DACA represents yet another defeat for the Trump administration's efforts to dismantle President Obama's signature policies.

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Bar owner drove into officer while fleeing arrest for flouting shutdown orders, sheriff says

Danny Presti drove his turquoise Jeep about 100 yards with a sergeant on the hood, leaving the officer with fractured shinbones, authorities allege. Presti's bar has brazenly flouted coronavirus restrictions.

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Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus, Trump says

Rudy Giuliani, who has led President Trump's legal challenges to try and overturn the election, has tested positive for coronavirus, the president said Sunday.

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Nearly 85% Of California Residents To Be Under Stay-At-Home Orders Through Christmas

State officials announced on Saturday that they will bring back sweeping new restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to climb and ICU capacity dwindles.

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Judge orders restoration of DACA, opening immigration program to new applicants for first time since 2017

About 300,000 undocumented immigrant teens and young adults who qualify for DACA on paper could apply for the Obama-era protections from deportation following the court order.

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Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics

Across the country, they are quitting and the exodus is particularly pronounced in rural Kansas where opposition to mask mandates and other public health edicts remains strong.

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House passes historic bill to decriminalize cannabis

The proposal would end a federal ban on marijuana and create a pathway to expunge related criminal records.

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Gov. Newsom: Most Of California Likely Under New Stay-At-Home Order Within Days

Newsom announced new stay-at-home rules on Thursday that will trigger when a region’s intensive care unit capacity falls below 15%. Newsom said four of the state’s five regions are likely to meet that threshold within a day or two.

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Biden Asks Fauci To Join His Team, Will Urge 100 Days Of Mask-Wearing

The president-elect also told CNN on Thursday he would ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his administration.

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More Americans Pay Rent On Credit Cards As Lawmakers Fail To Pass Relief Bill

Many Americans who've lost income in the pandemic are falling deeper into debt — forced to pay bills or even their rent on credit cards. It's a sign of trouble ahead for the economy.

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Navy will scrap fire-ravaged Bonhomme Richard

Officials said it will cost too much to resurrect the amphib, which burned for more than four days this summer.

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Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) - November 29th, 2020 | Meet The Press | NBC News

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks to Chuck Todd about the ongoing Covid-19 spike. In an exclusive int...

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Fighting demons, healing hatred, restoring hope: How to defeat extremism in the US military

The military needs a program as part of the mandatory demobilization process to promote the deradicalization of service members, says the author of this commentary.

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Government Model Suggests U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Be Approaching 100 Million

Government scientists estimate that the true number of coronavirus infections is eight times the reported number of 12.5 million, meaning "most of the country remains at risk," the team reports.

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Most Number of People In Need of Food This Thanksgiving Since Great Depression, Data Shows

Roughly 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children in the U.S. are struggling to meet their basic food needs this holiday season.

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Potential COVID-19 surge after Thanksgiving could cause 'humanitarian crisis'

As Americans prepare for what will likely be an unconventional Thanksgiving, health officials are pleading with the public to heed public health guidelines.

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Are More Lockdowns Inevitable, Or Can Other Measures Stop The Surge?

The U.S. added more than 1 million cases in the past week. More than 85,000 people are hospitalized. Some states may have no choice but to lock down again. Others are trying a "surgical approach."

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Public Officials Campaign To Keep People Home For Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to soar across the country, officials are pleading with the public to rethink large holiday gatherings to mitigate the spread.

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Former Navy analyst convicted of spying is expected in Israel soon, says Netanyahu

Jonathan Pollard, a civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy, sold military secrets to Israel while working at the Pentagon in the 1980s.

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COVID-19 Denial Still Rampant In Some Coronavirus Hot Spots

Efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus are being hampered because many people don't believe it's real. "It's absolute garbage," said Craig Mann of Flathead County in northwest Montana.

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New Orleans Mayor Cancels Mardi Gras Parades In 2021

"With COVID-19 cases increasing around the country, we will have to modify how to observe [Carnival] season," the mayor said. She's asking for alternative ideas from the public.

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'The Rise Of The New South': Black Women Organizers Turn Georgia Bluish

LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, talks about her work getting out the vote in Georgia.

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Biden's First 100 Days: Here's What To Expect

Joe Biden has made dozens of campaign promises. A significant amount of his agenda centers on reversing or updating positions taken by the Trump administration.

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US election: Trump says Biden won but again refuses to concede

The president says for the first time his rival won the US election, but backtracks almost immediately.

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States Issue New Covid-19 Restrictions As Virus Surges | NBC Nightly News

Whether urging residents to stay home or rolling back reopenings, officials across the country are imposing more restrictions. North Dakota’s governor issued...

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Doug Emhoff: The first 'second dude' in the White House

By way of Kamala Harris's historic candidacy her husband will also be breaking barriers.

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U.S. Adds 184,000 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day, With No End In Sight

The country set another record for daily infections. America is the world leader in COVID-19 fatalities. President-elect Joe Biden expressed alarm and urged the Trump administration to take action.

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Trump Supporters Descend On Washington For Events Contesting Biden's Victory

Right-wing activists and protesters designated as hate groups echo the president's false claims of a stolen election. He even made an appearance with a drive-by in his motorcade.

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With DeVos out, Biden plans series of reversals on education

The first task will be addressing schools’ needs in the pandemic.